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Low-Cost Solar Heating Reservoir Manufactured by Double-Coating a Water Tank with Polymeric Materials †

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School of Chemical Engineering, University of Campinas, São Paulo 13083-852, Brazil
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Laboratory of Photonic Materials and Devices, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Campinas, São Paulo 13083-860, Brazil
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Presented at the 2nd Coatings and Interfaces Web Conference, 15–31 May 2020; Available online: https://ciwc2020.sciforum.net/.
Mater. Proc. 2020, 2(1), 14; https://doi.org/10.3390/CIWC2020-06784
Published: 3 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of 2nd Coatings and Interfaces Web Conference (CIWC-2 2020))
One of the main needs of the modern society is the availability of low-cost energy sources, and solar energy arises as an interesting alternative for both the generation of heat and electricity. In this work, a low-cost solar energy reservoir is proposed for domestic water heating. It is comprised of a thermoplastic (polyethylene) water tank thermally insulated by means of two different polymeric coatings: an acrylonitrile butadiene rubber foam, NBR, and a metalized polyester layer. The solar system also contains a flat collector based on a ceiling panel made of poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) coated with carbon black-filled glaze. The system design is cost effective because all of the parts involved in the solar heating are made from commodity plastic materials. These plastic components present wide commercial availability and are easily handled, so that they can be rapidly assembled to build the entire system. Therefore, the solar heating system is simple, modular, easily scalable, and may be even self-manufactured by the final user. It is an affordable option to the traditional high-cost copper, aluminum and glass solar panels, boilers or tanks used for heat storage.
Keywords: solar energy; thermal insulation; heat water reservoir; double-coating; polymeric materials solar energy; thermal insulation; heat water reservoir; double-coating; polymeric materials
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Negri, B.R.; Soares, M.C.P.; Lisboa, A.C.L.; Bartoli, J.R. Low-Cost Solar Heating Reservoir Manufactured by Double-Coating a Water Tank with Polymeric Materials. Mater. Proc. 2020, 2, 14. https://doi.org/10.3390/CIWC2020-06784

AMA Style

Negri BR, Soares MCP, Lisboa ACL, Bartoli JR. Low-Cost Solar Heating Reservoir Manufactured by Double-Coating a Water Tank with Polymeric Materials. Materials Proceedings. 2020; 2(1):14. https://doi.org/10.3390/CIWC2020-06784

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Negri, Brino Ruy, Marco César Prado Soares, Antonio Carlos Luz Lisboa, and Julio Roberto Bartoli. 2020. "Low-Cost Solar Heating Reservoir Manufactured by Double-Coating a Water Tank with Polymeric Materials" Materials Proceedings 2, no. 1: 14. https://doi.org/10.3390/CIWC2020-06784

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